Staff rewarded for patient care

Staff rewarded for patient care

Staff have been rewarded for improvements made to patient services at Salisbury District Hospital.

The Trust’s Service Improvement Awards give staff the chance to highlight outstanding work in the hospital to improve services for patients.

The three award categories focus on projects or areas for improvement identified by members of staff (Individual and Team Award), Trust projects taken forward by staff (Sponsored Project Award) and service improvement projects where staff were involved in supported learning.

The winners in the three categories were speech therapist Nadine Crook for improving communication for stroke patients, the Older Persons Assessment and Liaison Team (OPAL) who provide additional therapy in hospital, junior doctors Fiona Wu and Olivia Scott who designed and implemented a post falls assessment proforma, and the Spinal Outpatient Service Team who won the additional Judges’ Award for their work together to improve patient services.

Cara Charles-Barks, Chief Executive said: “It’s encouraging to know this was just a small sample of the excellent projects and initiatives in the hospital throughout the year. It’s always difficult to single out individuals and teams, but I would like to congratulate and thank the winners for their outstanding presentations. I mustn’t forget the eight other highly commended teams, all making a fantastic contribution and a difference to the way our in-patients are cared for.”

Nick Marsden, Chairman said: “We have challenges, yet staff provide the very best care for our patients and gone beyond that by looking carefully at what they can do personally to provide continuous improvement and innovation that benefits patients, community, and local and regional health services.”



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